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Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
(Master of Education)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester only when there are vacant capacities
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

A school internship and a further internship (in a company, a social institution, a sports club, etc.) for at least four weeks must have been completed (compulsory).

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subjects taken at the Bachelor’s stage are continued, but weighted differently (20 CP in the first subject and 45 CP in the second subject). After completing the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, graduates will have studied both subjects to the same level in the course of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. The combination of subjects must meet the requirements of the Admission Regulations for the degree programme, otherwise students must have an exemption for their chosen combination of subjects. Besides these two subjects, students focus on a third area: Education Sciences (30 CP). The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis. After completing the Master’s degree, graduates embark on a preparatory phase of teacher training in Lower Saxony for 18 months. It is generally possible for graduates to change to a different federal state for their preparatory phase of teacher training; a test is taken on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the relevant local educational authorities. Students who choose a foreign language as their teaching subject must prove that they have spent a three-month study-relevant period abroad. Some subjects require evidence of language proficiency (see Examination Regulations).

Further information on the website of the Leibniz School of Education (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Education Sciences (30 CP)
  • First subject, including methodological and specialist skills (20 CP)
  • Master’s thesis (25 CP)
  • Practical training in the first subject (5 weeks)
  • Practical training in the second subject (5 weeks)
  • Second subject, including methodological and specialist skills (45 CP)
Course Content

The two subjects taken previously on the two-subject Bachelor’s degree programme are continued: students earn 20 CP in the first subject and 45 CP in the second subject. By the time they have completed the Master’s degree, graduates will have studied both subjects to the same level in the course of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. In addition to their teaching subjects, students also earn 30 CP in Education Sciences. The degree programme concludes with a Master’s thesis worth 25 CP. Students can choose to write their Master’s thesis in the first or second subject, or in Education Sciences. Students undertake five weeks of practical training in each of their two teaching subjects, which involves taking on teaching duties at a school. Students who choose English and Spanish as their teaching subjects must spend a three-month study-relevant period abroad. In some subjects, students must provide evidence of language proficiency. For more information about such requirements and the course sequence for specific subjects, see the Examination Regulations for the degree programme.

Recommended Abilities

Teachers should enjoy interacting with children and young people. Furthermore, it should be taken into consideration that teaching staff must also interact with parents, education experts from other institutions and a large number of teacher colleagues. Of course, it is also important that students are interested in their chosen subjects, enabling them to get their pupils enthusiastic about the subjects. Multidisciplinary skills such as knowledge transfer are also required.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree in the Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools entitles graduates to enter the preparatory phase of teacher training for grammar schools in Lower Saxony for both subjects taken. It is generally possible for graduates to change to a different federal state for their preparatory phase of teacher training; a test is taken on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the relevant local educational authorities. Graduates may also embark on an academic career by taking a doctorate. They also have the possibility to work in a non-school-based area in the subjects taken.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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